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Kansas Senator Defends Private Plane Purchases

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The Kansas Republican says it's time to cool the "overheated'' rhetoric on use of private business planes. He wants to remind the public that the makers of those private planes and jets are also getting hit in the economic downturn.

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Kan. Man Gets 15 Yrs. for Burying Body in Basement

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Chilo Hernandez of Wichita was sentenced Thursday for second-degree murder in the death of 42-year-old Jennie Heltsley. Hernandez was living in the back half of the house when Heltsley went missing in December 2007.

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Kan. GOP Director Stepping Down

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Kansas Republican Party executive director Christian Morgan said Thursday he will leave March 31 to pursue other job opportunities. He said he's weighing offers in the political and private sectors, adding that he wasn't fired or asked to leave.

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Regents Could Gain Control of Admission Standards

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Under the bill introduced by Republican House member Deena Horst of Salina, regents would set admission standards that could be different for each university in accordance with each institution

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Kan. High School Teacher, Student Had Sex

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Lucas-Luray High School English teacher Nina Urban is free on $10,000 bond after Thursday's hearing on a charge of unlawful sexual relations. Her lawyer said a preliminary hearing will be set at a later date.

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Crimestoppers Crime of the Week

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Our Crimestoppers crime of the week takes us back nearly sixteen years to a homicide in southwest Topeka.

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2009 Governor's Arts Awards Announced Thursday

Posted: 02/12/2009 - The Kansas Arts Commission has announced its 2009 Governor's Arts Awards. A dinner and awards ceremony will be held June 18th at Washburn University, where Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will present the awards.

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Quinton Heights Students Learn About African Culture

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Kids at Quinton Heights Elementary School spent Thursday afternoon celebrating Black History Month. They had visitors from Africa come to the school to teach them about the African culture.

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Man Jumps Off Overpass

Posted: 02/12/2009 - A domestic dispute ended with a man jumping from an I-70 overpass.

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Semi Rollover in Topeka Thursday

Posted: 02/12/2009 - A semi rollover accident in Topeka Thursday afternoon had a stretch of I-470 closed. It happened around four o-clock at I-470 and Topeka Blvd.

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33rd Annual Public Policy Day in Topeka Thursday

Posted: 02/12/2009 - How economic troubles might continue to strain the health care system is among concerns for the Kansas State Nurses Association. Nearly a thousand nurses, nursing students and nursing faculty gathered for the group's 33rd annual Public Policy Day at the Topeka Performing Arts Center.

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Sentencing Set for Topeka Man Charged with Rape

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Sentencing is set for a Topeka man accused of sexual offenses against children under fourteen. Keith Massey was charged with rape, sodomy, and aggravated indecent liberties.

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Semi Rollover Accident

Posted: 02/12/2009 - A semi rollover accident in Topeka this afternoon had a stretch of 470 closed.

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Kansas Schools Look Ahead to 2010 Budget

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Administrators from across the state gathered in Topeka on Thursday to plead for fair cuts from the 2010 budget -- and to argue massive education cuts will only hurt the state -- now, and for the future. Video and links included.

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Students Raise Thousands for Local Shelter

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Students at Washburn Rural High School raised more than spirit during this year's spirit week. Organizers announced the total for students' fundraising at $2,500 during a pep rally today.

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